Arthur Crosby
Executive Director

Art is the Executive Director of LFHC. His primary responsibilities include initiating community outreach programs and overseeing legal staff in filing complaints. Prior to this, he focused his practice on housing issues and landlord/tenant law. Art has taught for the National Business Institute and lectures to both landlords and tenants on a regular basis. He is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, State Bar of Georgia, and the Florida Bar.

Art received his B.S. degree in journalism with honors from the University of Florida. He earned his J.D. degree (magna cum laude) from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he was a member of the Georgia Chapter of the Order of the Coif. []

Shayla Lynch
Assistant Director

Shayla is the Assistant Director at LFHC. In addition to assisting victims of housing discrimination, she also reviews testing conducted by the Council to detect discrimination in housing rental and sales, is in charge of all bookkeeping functions at the agency, and handles all design and construction cases at the Council.

Shayla is a proud native of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and is a 1997 graduate of Hopkinsville High School. She is a 2001 graduate of Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Government. She is also a 2004 graduate of the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville, where she earned a Juris Doctorate degree.

Shayla is involved in several professional and community organizations throughout Lexington, Kentucky, including the Lexington Urban League Young Professionals (Membership Chair 2004 – 2006), the Lexington Central Kentucky Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc.(3rd Vice President 2005 – 2006; 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, 3rd Vice President, Recording Secretary, and Correspondence Secretary 2006 – 2008; President 2008 – 2010; Treasurer 2010 – 2012), and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (Social Action Co-Chair 2011 – Present). []

Drew Bowling
Program Director

Drew Bowling is the Program Director at LFHC. In this role, Drew coordinates the agency’s discrimination testing program to gather evidence for client complaints as well as to investigate discriminatory rental advertisements. Drew also develops and conducts trainings for housing providers around the state of Kentucky around fair housing policy.

Drew is proactive with educating Kentucky residents about their fair housing rights by leading workshop groups on strategies to protect those rights, creating media to distribute so tenants and housing providers better understand fair housing rights and responsibilities, and promoting important fair housing information through various social media outlets. Within the LFHC organization, Drew has implemented several technology updates to improve the ease of running payroll, to assist with recruitment of discrimination testers, and to better utilize the agency’s website as a one-stop resource for all things fair housing.

Drew is a certified social worker, having obtained his Master of Social Work in 2018. He is an educator and consultant helping social service providers better recognize racism and misogyny in the workplace. Drew is also the co-host of the Decolonize Social Work podcast, which explores social work, oppression, & liberation. []

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